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7 Habits of Highly Effective Diagnosticians (Part 0)

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Motivated by 7 Habits of Highly Effective Debuggers I would like to reflect on a distinction between diagnostics and problem solving as separate processes (although highly related). First, we reverse the precept from that article because stories such as software logs and traces are of primary importance to software diagnostics (and not only). And without diagnostics there is no effective debugging (treatment, problem solving, etc.)

The Principle Precept of Diagnostics

Stories NOT Statistics secure certainty.

Next parts will be about actual habits so please stay tuned. I would try to finish this list before the forthcoming Webinar on software diagnostics.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org + TraceAnalysis.org -